Christina Lamers, Junior Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Medicine (Leipzig University) and project leader of the HYP*MOL peptide factory, has been awarded the international “Svar Complement Excellence Award” worth 20,000 euros. The scientist from the Institute for Drug Discovery received the prize for her research in the field of the complement system. The complement system is a part of the immune system that contributes to the elimination of cellular antigens, for example bacteria. Her work focuses on the structure-activity relationship of complement inhibitors, i.e. substances that inhibit the activity of individual components of the complement system.
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